News & Announcements
Great Race and Honor Bus - September 2013
The bus workers wish to thank Karen and Joyce for another great breakfast. Your love and time spent for the ministry is greatly appreciated. Congratulations to the Blue Bus riders for winning the Great Race and Honor Bus for the month of September.
The children enjoyed a great Bible Hour last Sunday. Jeff, Duane and Keith taught Daniel chapter 15. It’s from this story we get the "hand writing on the wall." God lets us know if we continue to sin He will deal with us in a stern way.
Fishing at Ault's Lake
After worship on September 29, Dawn and Dan Watkins, Sue Dearth, Gary Jones, and Brent and Jennifer McConnell cooked and served hot dogs, chips, cakes and drinks to all the children. The family loaded up and went to Clyde and Martha Lee Ault’s pond. Each child was taught about the safety in casting and fishing rods. Volunteers handed out rod & reels to each child and baited their hooks.
50 fish was documented that day with Shawn Johnson catching a 16" bass. Thomas from Broken Timber was measuring the fish and Shelly Longwell was writing all the names down. God Blessed the family with a beautiful day and we thank all those who trimmed, mowed, set up and cleaned up after this event.
We missed Clyde’s smiling face that day but we all know God has a better place than a pond waiting for us if we obey His will. Our thanks to Martha Lee for allowing us to have another great day at the pond.
Church of Christ Disaster Relief
The family is to be commended for their financial support to the Church of Christ Disaster Relief effort. With all the floods, fires and tornados this year, your support has helped each disaster. Thank you church for your compassion to help others survive after a disaster hits their home.
The family at Woodsfield is providing Chester Ault with $2,500 for a plane ticket to India. Please pray for the India work and Brother Chet's safe journey.
EnVision 2013 Church Growth Workshop
Friday, October 25 thru Sunday, October 27
You have heard me speak publicly about a church growth seminar that several of us attended last November called EnVision 2012. This was a church growth workshop hosted by the Lynn Street congregation in Parkersburg. The worship services we attended were so uplifting and encouraging. The classes we attended were very informative and inspired a lot of deep thinking.
I encourage you to attend EnVision 2013. This year's workshop is being hosted by the Bclpre Church of Christ and is coordinated by Joe Spivy. If you have any questions about EnVision, you may email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Joe said in a recent email, "This year's sessions will address several concerns associated with family, individual, and congregational health.
This year's session topics:
|Family Life Ministry||Special Needs Education|
|Senior Adults Ministry||Grief Recovery|
|Worship Ministry||Same Sex Attraction|
|Addiction and Recovery||Conflict Resolution|
There will also be a "Youth Track" just for teens and childcare will be provided.
I encourage you to plan on attending. It will not be a waste of your time, rather it will prove to be spiritually beneficial to you and your family.
Worship in the Woods
On October 13th, the family will be having Worship in the Woods. The Ohio Valley University Group will be visiting with us. Let's all pray for good weather and enjoy a great worship and meal with family, friends and God. Bring a covered dish. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. We appreciate the deacons setting up the P.A. system, mowing , organizing the food and having chairs and tables over to the shelter. In case of rain, we will meet in the main auditorium.
Thank You Guest Speakers
We want to thank Teddy Tackett, Seth Miller and Buddy Lawrenson for the great lessons they have presented this month. May God continue to use them in a powerful way.
A special thank you to Karen and Barb for a delicious breakfast for the bus workers. The children enjoyed their August Birthday Party and thanks to Dawn and Sue the kids received cake and gifts.
The Puppet Ministry, Bible Hour monitors, and Teacher, Duane Landefeld are to be commended for keeping children’s worship on Sundays a great experience for God's little precious souls.
The fair is over and we want to thank those who worked the booth. We welcome any suggestions for next year’s county fair.
Great Race Winner
Congratulations to Garry English, Brian Rose, Carla Rose and Keith Jones for winning the Great Race for the month of August. Great job Green Bus riders.